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Skandi Skolten

By spotogspindel | July 26, 2010

Another beautiful DOF-ship, newly built at Aukra Verft. The Christening is July 31st in Bergen, at Skoltegrunnskaien, the quay the ship is named after.

Here are the pictures I made for this ship. First the lounge:

A picture of the ship going to and from America (probably New York) at Skoltegrunnskaien.

Queuing to get onboard.

… and on the lounge-walls:

Pictures for the mess:

This picture is from Skoltegrunnskaien in 1926, when Polar-hero Amundsen visited Bergen.

At the end of the 19th century, people buying fish at the fish-market (Fisketorget).

Three men sorting the fish for shipping. Probably for sale in Norway, but maybe export to Spain.

Haakonshallen seen from the Rosenkrantz tower, with Skoltegrunnskaien in the background.

… and on the walls in the mess:

For the smoker´s lounge we have two pictures:

One of my favorite is this portrait of a young boy at Fisketorget in 1911.

This fisher is mending his net while his wife is watching.

Isn´t it funny how he looks like just an ordinary bloke who could be working onboard this ship?

For the Captain´s loung a couple of stairs up, we have these  pictures, with titles inspired by a traditional, patriotic children´s song from Bergen:

The next three pictures are given titles from a local patriotic Bergen song:

“Eg ve te Bergen, ve te Bergen med det samme!”

(I want to go to Bergen, go to Bergen straight away!)

“Der har eg det som fisken i vannet…”

(There I am like the fish in the water)

“Vått og kaldt og breiflabb overalt!”

(Wet and cold and Lophius piscatorius (“sea-devils”) everywhere!)

…and on the lounge-walls:

And speaking of the Captain, here is his cabin:

This is Statsraad Lehmkul, one of Norway´s proud tall-ships.

This is the chief´s picture, Skoltegrunnskaien seen from Nordnes.

The chief is also hard at work.

Here is the conference room:

The pictures have an embroidered text, part of an ode to the west-coast of Norway.

Where the beaten and battered driftwood turns into saalty silver treasures

– on these shores my memory gathers pleasures

Where the entangled light of dawn belong

– this is where my faith grew strong

Where the ancient slopes of naked rock patiently listens to the seagulls wailing

– this is where my soul is sailing

Where the bare rock-faces whisper secrets in your ear

– this is where the dusks are crisp and clear.

On the very top of the ship you´ll find the sky-lounge. Here are the birds of freedom decorating on of the walls:

And finally, two last pictures in one of the stairs:

Here seen with my handy-man helper today: Per.

The original old sepia photos from Skoltegrunnskaien are from Billedsamlingen at the Universitety in Bergen, who kindly gave me permission to re-work them. Photos by O. Schumann-Olsen, K. Knutsen and Ralph Wilson, and a couple of unknown photographers. All other photos, pictures and designs are by Spindelmaker.

Topics: Art | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “Skandi Skolten”

  1. Erin Leigh Says:
    July 27th, 2010 at 09:10

    Wow. I love these, Janne. And there are so many. How long does it take you to do this many? It must be really fun to see your work up, all around the ship. well done friend!

  2. Tanja Says:
    July 27th, 2010 at 17:55

    Knall flotte bilder !!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Mike Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 23:35

    She’s tied up next to us here in Bergen at the moment and had all her flags and bunting out yesterday for the grand ceremony.

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